Funerals are becoming so expensive that some people are burying relatives in their back gardens, according to South Shields’ Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck, the BBC tells us.
She said some people were holding “do-it-yourself” funerals with rising costs putting even a basic service out of many families’ reach.
She proposed a bill calling for a review of costs and for providers to offer an affordable, simple service.
The Labour MP for South Shields said the average funeral had reached £3,551.
It seems that, even in death, the poor are being unnecessarily burdened with the rising cost of living.
Read more on the BBC News website.
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